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Re: Big loser!
Your absolutely right. These fad diets don't teach proper eating habits needed to maintain weight loss.
I have lost 30lbs since Sept. when I started seeing specialists at the Bariatric clinic in the Hotel Dieu Hospital. I have lost this by writing down everything I eat, preparing and eating healthy foods, reading labels for both fat and sugars (Diabetes Type 2 on medication), watching portions and increasing water intake. I may have the bariatric surgery, but am scared of it.
There is a new government program that may start in January for people who don't qualify for the surgery, or are like me, just scared. You are assessed for being on the shakes that are used for 4 weeks before the surgery. You are assessed for either 6 weeks or 12 weeks to be on the shakes. The program runs 26 weeks with classes and homework, etc. After the shakes you are reintroduced to food at safe levels. It's reintroducing you to eating the healthy way. This is under the guidance of doctors and nurses at the hospital. My Nurse Practitioner and my Dietitian both feel I am a very good candidate for this program.
How I got to this in the first place is too complicated, but my Dietitian did say that leaving my work (bad conditions) was the best thing I could have done to start healing. She told me a lot of people put work before their health and in the end their health loses, just like me.
"Whenever they invent something that's moron proof, someone comes by and invents a better moron."
"Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?"
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying those of us who do."
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said by Jackorama:Please make this your last resort. It's not the solution if you can find anything else that works for you. Talk to your health professionals (see if you can get into program) and do what you can to avoid it.
I may have the bariatric surgery, but am scared of it.
PM me if you want, but seriously try to avoid surgery.
(I know, I'm linking to glamour, but it was the most balanced article I could find quickly.)